My inbox is filled with the following question…

Who is ‘Caliban’? Well, the easy answer is…He’s an albino mutant who was once part of the Morlocks. 

But how does this tie in with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? I don’t know that answer. But…he did become ‘Hellhound’ under Apocalypse, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse ‘Death’, and the First Horseman of the Apocalypse ‘Pestilence’. 

Now in prep for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, where can you read up on ‘Caliban’?

Read ‘Caliban’s’ origin story as a Morlock in Uncanny X-Men #148 

Read ‘Caliban’s’ origin story as ‘Hellhound’ in X-Factor #24

Read ‘Caliban’s’ origin story as ‘Death’ in Uncanny X-Men #294

Read ‘Caliban’s’ origin story as ‘Pestilence’ in Cable #73

Mutant and Proud



Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla
#5 is out today on Comixology (just $1)! Here’s some preview pages to whet your appetite. written by John Reilly, pencils by me, and inks and colors by Dexter Weeks.

synopsis for ish #5: “Mark Twain’s retirement party turns deadly when the book golem William Wilde arrives. Meanwhile, Harry Houdini and Susan Lovecraft learn more than they should when they infiltrate one of Aleister Crowley’s séances.”

published by Action Lab Entertainment

In this episode Kara talks throws around some crazy accents and then cries about her shop closing.

Join the comiXologists as they talk about their weekly recommendations! Topics include guerrilla style convention interviews with James Maddox, love and Kickstarter, email letters@comixology.com if you want to read Kara’s fan fiction, Old Man Sexy in Secret Wars, King love, being dead but maybe not being dead??, and concludes with more backlist recommendations from friends of the show!



  • Eduardo has some picks for Kara

Black Panther: Who Is Black Panther?

“I am a man…God works through me the same as you. There is no feat I can achieve that you are not capable of.” - Black Panther (T'Challa)

Collects Black Panther (2005) #1-6 

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In the wake of the news that Captain Marvel is getting her own movie, I see a lot of online comments about reading her stories. They are good lists. I do not dispute them.


One comic I don’t see mentioned is Uncanny X-Men 158. I submit that you need to look at this particular issue to see how good Carol was in the days of yore. The days when I was but a child. We may have only had 36 states then. But Carol was getting the full-court press by Chris Claremont.

Published in 1982, this issue is about a year before she becomes Binary. She has been de-powered by Rogue since August 1981, and she’s hanging out with the X-Men. I read this shortly after it was published, and I would have sworn on a stack of Bazooka Joes that Carol was not only an X-Man, but the team leader. Because she does all this in one comic:

+ She spars with the Starjammers and is only defeated when they literally dogpile her.

+ She helps the team sneak into the Pentagon to hack its files on the team.

+ She dishes on her impressive military background.

+ She literally bumps into her archenemy Rogue and charges her, powers be damned.

+ She sneaks off for the primary mission and fights Rogue’s mom, Mystique.

+ She beats Mystique with a chokehold and hands her to the MPs.

+ She wipes out the Pentagon’s intelligence info on the X-Men and her own civilian and hero identity with a resolve to move forward.

It’s a Carol comic guest-starring the X-Men. Other stuff happens, yeah. Kitty thinks about Peter, and the team fight Rogue (and there’s Storm carrying Wolverine even though his skeleton weighs as much as my house).

But, cheese and crackers, people, this was the first time I had seen Carol Danvers, and she clearly has no powers, and she gets the job done like Big Daddy Kane.

And the shewent into space and became Binary (Uncanny X-Men 164). And then she punched Rogue into outer space (Uncanny X-Men 171) and tells the team that if they help Rogue, she’s outta here. And she’s outta there.

She was cool because she was capable even between super powers, and this comic is her showcase. Comixology has it for $2. Give it a try.

50% off IDW sale at Comixology until 05/22/15

50% off IDW sale at Comixology until 05/22/15

Long purveyors of quality Transformers fiction (with a few exceptions) IDW is having a sale through Comixology. ANY issue released before 05/14/15 on their website can be snagged for half price when you input the code “IDW” at the Cart Page.

This isn’t limited to just Transformers either, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, even properties not licensed out by Hasbro. Ghostbusters, TMNT, Star Trek, etc


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Are you looking for a quality indie comic book with a diverse cast? Are you already a Snow Daze fan, and wondering where you can pick up a copy? Well we’re happy to announce the brand new one-stop Snow Daze Shop. http://www.snowdazecomic.com/store/

You can find Snow Daze in print and multiple digital formats there. Check it out. Support indie comics!


The comiXology Staff Picks of 2014

We very super scientifically polled everyone at comiXology HQ to find out what the best comics to hit the web store in 2014 and these were results:

Best New Series: The Wicked + The Divine
Best Ongoing Series: Saga
Best Limited Series: The Wake
Best Graphic Novel: Megahex
Best Guided View Native Comic: Deadpool: The Gauntlet
Best Manga Series: All You Need Is Kill
Best Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Best Artist: Fiona Staples
Best Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

You can get these as well as all the great runners up in each category (as well as some other categories) here!


Watson And Holmes Vol. 1: A Study In Black (2014)

“Collecting the entire first arc of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson re-envisioning as African Americans living in New York City’s famous Harlem district.“ 

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My podcast, Less Than Live, just this very day launched a dedicated page on Comixology. It will update each episode with all the titles my guests and I recommend, so if you’re listening and curious to check out some titles we talk about, it’s never been easier! 

It looks like this! We’re also working on older episodes’ picks as well, and will be updating those gradually.

SO, if you’re ever wondering “what should I read?” click and check it out! And hey: Make a new account and you can use the code “LETH” before you check out to get 50% off any order over $15. Support your local comic shop whenever you can, of course, but if you’re a digital reader or curious about it, click on through.


Happy National Comic Book Day! 

To celebrate, we’re offering you some of our favorite comics to you for FREE on comixology.com when you use the code COMICS at checkout. Stay tuned for more announcements as we celebrate National Comic Book Day and walk you through the history of comics!

Use #nationalcomicbookday and show us your favorite pages, panels, fan art, or whatever it is that makes you love comics!


The Pride comics on sale now!

LGBTQ superhero action for everyone to enjoy, fighting for representation and diversity, and having kick-ass fun while doing it!

Nearly all issues are on Comixology!

All issues are on our own online store, in print and digital formats, and we even have two special, limited edition prints too by kevinwada and csmithart

And if you get at our own store, you can use these discount codes!

  • Buy 3 or more print books and use code MDL15 for 10% off!
  • Buy all comics in print and use code ALT15 for 20% off!
  • Buy everything, comics and prints, and use code FPR15 for 25% off!
  • Get all digital comics and use code DIGI15 for 15% off!

Pour yourself another cup of coffee (‘cause you’ll be reading all night) and start clicking “ADD TO CART” at comiXology because we are having a Love and Rockets sale TODAY ONLY! The flagship title of Fantagraphics, now it it’s 32 year, has enough poundage to break a bookcase or two thanks to the trusty and hard-working pens of Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez. Luckily, you can get all the books digitally at comiXology. The Library volumes that start with Jaime and Gilbert’s universes from 1983 through 2008 are only $6.99! The Love and Rockets: New Stories collections featuring the newest comics are only $3.99! And even better, the sale is so you can catch up because Love and Rockets: New Stories #7is hitting the stands, comic bookstore and the digital shelf on Wednesday! 

Not sure where to begin or maybe you have some books you’ve already read? Check out our handy “How to Read Love and Rockets” guide since the they’ve been drawing longer than some of you have been a-live. The sale runs from today ONLY and ends at 11pm EST.